Islington, Greater London
London, Greater London
Barnet, Greater London
£29,632 per year, pro rata to part-time (2 days/wk)
Contract, Three years, fixed-term, Part-time
Job description

Kinship Young Champions is our new ground-breaking three-year project that is being funded by BBC Children in Need. The project is based across six North London boroughs and aims to bring together a group of kinship care experienced Young Champions, aged between 14 and 17 years old. Together, with your support they’ll create and deliver campaigns to raise kinship care awareness and accelerate policy, practice, and legislative change.

We are looking for a creative and inspiring senior youth participation worker to join our organisation and lead this project. You will bring experience in developing and delivering youth work projects and a passion for engaging vulnerable young people with lived experienced of being in kinship care. It’s really important that you have experience of developing and delivering inspiring and successful youth participation projects, an understanding of the political landscape affecting children’s social care with a focus on the impact on the child, and a track record of securing positive change. You’ll be really good at project management from set up to evaluation and monitoring and will be excited to own and drive this new project.

With services right across England and Wales and with unparalleled reach and engagement with 9,000 kinship carers and their children in our community, we are committed to developing a role for kinship care experienced young people in the development of policy and practice both locally and nationally.

Location: The North London boroughs of Enfield, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Barnet, and Islington. 

Hours: 2 days a week.

Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and pension (pro rata)

About Kinship:

Kinship is the leading charity in England and Wales for kinship carers – relatives and friends who raise children when their parents aren’t able to. We offer kinship carers expert advice as well as financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. We’re always there to help with the complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make, as well as to celebrate the good times.

Working alongside kinship carers and the children they raise, with their voice and views at the fore, we build communities of support and give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, as well as to raise awareness of kinship care and secure better support for all those playing this critical role.

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Posted on: 08 October 2021
Closed date: 25 October 2021
Tags: Project Management, Support Worker

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